Swimming, snorkeling, paddleboarding, boating
White Sand, lots of broken coral so not a soft sandy beach for easy walking
It is generally pretty clean
The water here is usually clear and bright, great for seeing to the bottom.
On the north side off Route 200 west of town. Turn at the Rompeolas Pier and find the small gravel pull-off on the left. There is a sand parking area here.
This beach is protected from the trade winds (and Sargassum weed) by the Rompeolas (aka Mosquito) Pier. That makes it good for snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding, where you can see fish, rays, and starfish. The beach itself has lots of broken coral on it, and the sand is bright, but it’s not a classic wide sandy beach.
There are starfish in this area, toward the pilings to the west and beyond, and other places along the Rompeolas causeway. If you see them, PLEASE DON’T TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WATER for photos! Let them stay in the water so they can breathe. Otherwise, they won’t be there for any of us to see.
There is a little shade here near the causeway, if the tide is right.